Last Sunday evening I had the need to handle yummy yarn, so I decided to start the Ladder Shawl using Noro Silk Garden and Cash Iroha. Friend Janice and I have spent lots of time discussing the amount of vegetation living in Noro, but I think I can overlook that because the colors are so glorious! Knitting with this yarn makes me feel good. I love how the colors change - it's almost hypnotic. I'm also using a little Moda Dea Spellbound, which is a ribbon yarn with a little bit of sparkly in it. When I'm binding off, I'll drop every fifth stitch to create the ladders. I think this one is going to be good!